The State's vision for geospatial technology acquisition, development,
deployment and management is enterprise-wide, providing high quality services
available to all of State government and the State's partner organizations.
- Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) for state agencies: MnGeo
negotiated and administers an ELA with Esri for GIS software for State government. This agreement has allowed the 17
participating agencies to save over a million dollars in annual license fees, enjoy
reduced maintenance and support costs, as well as to acquire and use
current versions of the software. The use of common geospatial software promotes
sharing of routines, data and knowledge among state agencies.
ELA info (for state agency staff - log-in required)
- Master Purchase Agreement (MPA) for local government and other
groups: MnGeo also
participated in the negotiations for an Esri Master Purchase Agreement
that allows state agencies and local governments to acquire and receive
discounts on most Esri software products and services.
Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV) program: CPV members
can participate in the MPA. Counties, cities, towns, townships, and
school districts, as well as certain tax-exempt, non-profit entities
and charitable organizations can apply to be CPV members. The CPV
webpage provides a membership application and a list of contracts
available to CPV members (the Esri MPA falls under: C-785(5)
COMPUTERS: GIS SOFTWARE & USERS)
MnGeo coordinates with agencies and other organizations that provide component
services, such as image, geocoding, proximity, and query. For example: